- Address: Woldia
- Country: Ethiopia
- Capacity: 25,000
- Opened: 14 January 2017
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali al-Amoudi Stadium
The stadium, which opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in Ethiopia, is also used for athletics. It was built with the financial support of Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali al-Amoudi, who was born in Woldia. The billionaire also covered the medical expenses of one of Ethiopia’s most celebrated football players, Mengistu Worku, when he was struck by a tumor. Worku played several years for St. George, the first football club from Ethiopia with 20 top-flight league titles. Numerous Ethiopian top-flight football league matches of St. George drew tens of thousands of spectators.
The African championship for national football teams
Mengistu Worku won the African championship for national football teams with Ethiopia in 1962. Worku scored twice in the final of the African championship. Girma Tekle and Italo Vassallo also scored for Ethiopia in the final. Worku was the manager of the national football team of Ethiopia when they were one of the eight 1982 African Cup of Nations participants. Ethiopia finished below Algeria, Zambia and Nigeria in the group stage of that tournament. They lost the first two matches of the African championship and their third game against Algeria ended in a goalless draw. Ghana won the tournament after beating Libya after a penalty shoot-out.